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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I tried making soap dough for the first time! Total failure, it was rock solid after an hour and I couldn't even get the batch out of the container 😭 haha
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    I have an idea I want to try but I'm not sure the execution will be what I'm expecting

    This is exactly what I was envisioning! Thank you for sharing your experience, I appreciate it! 😄
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    I have an idea I want to try but I'm not sure the execution will be what I'm expecting

    Nothing wrong at all! I just wanted to try and see if it was possible to make my projects 100% soap (: plus I think it's more fun to flex my creative muscle whenever I can!
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    I have an idea I want to try but I'm not sure the execution will be what I'm expecting

    Yes, when I said "set up" I meant moreso that the soap isn't fluid anymore but still not totally hardened. I would still want them to be pliable. l'll definitely run a few test batches! Thank you (: Haha thank youuu! I will definitely be posting results once I have some 😁 I hadn't thought of...
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    I have an idea I want to try but I'm not sure the execution will be what I'm expecting

    After some experimenting I've come up with a soap frosting recipe that I like well enough, and I've been playing around with the idea of creating little soap sprinkles to put on top of the frosting (think circle confetti sprinkles like these) My "plan" is to make a batch of batter that I'd...
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I love your setup!! I'm soaping out of my basement currently and I dream of having a workshop like that someday 🥰
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    A question regarding SoapCalc and measuring out your oils

    I totally understand that! I hope it didn't seem like I was dismissing your answers because that wasn't the case; I brought up Tim's post because I thought it phrased what I was asking better than I could just in case I was not being clear, but I realize now that wasn't really necessary lol 😅...
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    A question regarding SoapCalc and measuring out your oils

    I didn't mean to imply you were just guessing at numbers, I hope I didn't offend! Math has never been my strong suit so this has definitely been the most difficult aspect for me to grasp; I'm doing my best to make sure I understand. I'm grateful for you taking the time to explain, sorry I'm a...
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    A question regarding SoapCalc and measuring out your oils

    I'm always so appreciative of your responses @DeeAnna, they're always so thorough and well explained, thank you! After searching for a little bit I came across this reply by a user on here from some time ago: Which appears to answer the exact question I had. Are they correct in what they're...
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    A question regarding SoapCalc and measuring out your oils

    Thanks for your response! I really thought I'd figured something out here but they appear to be unrelated hah. Your response was very informative though, I appreciate you going into detail Thank you for the reference link! That was the page I found when looking for how to calculate my oil...
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    A question regarding SoapCalc and measuring out your oils

    So I want to see if I'm understanding something correctly, I hope you all can help me out here When you're trying to calculate how much oil you'll need for a mold, you take your mold measurements and multiply length X width X height, and then multiply that number by .40. I understand that the...
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    Mixing up a brown colorant

    Cocoa powder is a great idea! I don't currently have any on hand though so that kinda brings me back to square one lol 😅 for future reference though, have you noticed whether cocoa powder imparts a scent to your soap? I've used coffee in my soap before but I wasn't fond of the smell the soap...
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    Mixing up a brown colorant

    Hi all, happy new year! I know this question is more of a "color theory" question and less of a "soapy" question, but I'm hoping someone on here has done this with success! I need a deep brown mica (think dark chocolate chip color) for a project but I'm currently all out, I do have ROYGBIV...
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    Trying to troubleshoot shrink wrapping

    I do have one that's been sitting in my Amazon cart for a long while, I would love to sell my soaps in the future but I'm not quite there yet so I'm debating if all this trouble is worth putting off purchasing it. Thank you for the user rec (and thank you @DeeAnna as well), that tutorial is...
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    Trying to troubleshoot shrink wrapping

    I read somewhere about leaving a "sniffy spot" and I love that idea for my scented CP soaps! But the M&P bars I'm giving out are unscented and I don't want them to look like I didn't do a good job with packaging them (they are surprise gifts for a coworker's student's for the holidays). I will...
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